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Country/Region of Origin:                                                             USA
 
Size:                                                                                 Medium/big
 
weight:                                                                                       4-9Kg
 
Life Expectancy:                                                                10-12 years
 
Coat Size:                                                                      Medium/Long
 
Color:                                                  Seal, chocolate, blue and lilac

 

 

Addictional information (Wiki): The defining characteristic of the original Ragdoll is its tendency to go limp when picked up, thought to be due to a genetic mutation. Some breeders in Britain have tried to breed away from the limpness due to concerns that extreme docility "might not be in the best interests of the cat." Still, they are generally considered gentle and laid back animals. Most, if not all breeders, advise Ragdoll owners to not allow their pet(s) outside without supervision and a leash or harness, as the laid-back personality tends to lower the natural instinct to fight for their lives. As family pets, Ragdolls love everyone, even strangers who enter the home. Generally, they like to have another cat or another Ragdoll to play with (although, of course, as with any animal, there are exceptions who need to be single-pets). They are energetic and playful, often not knowing their own size or strength until they reach about a year old, which is when they start to mellow out. Many older Ragdolls are known to allow their owners to push them across tile like a dustrag, which the cat takes all in good fun. More often than other cat breeds, Ragdolls have also been known to learn certain tricks (fetch, sit, beg, and even playing a few notes on the piano).

The Ragdoll has a sturdy body with a large frame and proportionate legs. A full grown female weighs 8-15 lbs while males are substantially larger, ranging from 12 to 20 lbs.[3] The genes for point coloration is also responsible for the blue eyes of the Ragdoll. More intense shades of blue is favored in the show ring. While the breed has a plush coat, they consist mainly of long guard hair and the lack of a dense undercoat results in, according to the Cat Fanciers' Association, "reduced shedding and matting". Mitted Ragdolls, which weren't allowed titling until the '08-'09 show season, will often be confused for Birmans. The easiest way to tell the difference is by size (the Ragdoll being obviously larger) and chin color (Ragdolls have white chins, while Birmans have colored chins), although breeders recognize the two by head shape and boning.

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